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Escambia County

Schedule-Changes for County Meetings

February 20, 2013

Tomorrow’s meeting schedule of the Escambia County Commission will be a bit different than usual. The time change is being made to allow for commissioners to attend funeral services of a local priest, Father Jack Gray…

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Looking for RESTORE Lobbyist

February 19, 2013

Escambia County may soon be getting a RESTORE lobbyist. The board of county commissioners will consider this week if it should employ the services of a lobbying firm to lookout for Escambia’s interests where RESTORE Act…

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City on ECAT: ‘No Decisions Have Been Made’

February 13, 2013

Pensacola City Council members this week spoke out against Mayor Ashton Hayward’s apparent intention—relayed via a public statement from Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino—to use a recently passed gas tax to further economic development efforts…

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Dog Days and Polishing the Key

February 6, 2013

Pensacola Beach may be seeing dogs, and Perdido Key may be seeing ‘beach.’ During tomorrow’s Escambia County Commission meeting commissioner’s will consider changing the name of the Key and establishing two dog parks on Pensacola Beach.…

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RESTORE Committee Taking Shape

January 25, 2013

Escambia County Commission’s RESTORE Act advisory committee is beginning to take shape. While the full committee will reveal itself by the end of the month, some seats have already been assigned. Earlier this week, a collective…

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RESTORE’s Mr. Green

January 23, 2013

A collection of local environmental organizations have selected Christian Wagley to represent environmental concerns on the Escambia County Commission’s RESTORE Act advisory committee. Wagley, who owns Sustainable Town Concepts, an environmentally focused consulting firm, said he…

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Hayward’s RESTORE Pick

January 22, 2013

The Pensacola City Council will be asked Thursday to approve David Penzone as the city’s representative on Escambia County’s RESTORE advisory committee. City Administrator Bill Reynolds informed council of Mayor Ashton Hayward’s choice during this afternoon’s…

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RESTORE Math

January 17, 2013

The Escambia County Commission is expected this afternoon to sign on to the latest formula agreed to for the county-level RESTORE Act pot. “It isn’t exactly what we wanted, but it’s what brought everybody together,” said…

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Work, It’s For the Dogs

January 14, 2013

The Escambia County Commission will consider this week if two contract kennel technician positions should be changed from contract to full-time jobs. Currently the county uses contractual labor to perform various work. It has had difficulty…

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And the Nominees Are …

January 14, 2013

With this afternoon’s deadline approaching, Escambia County has released an updated list of nominees for the RESTORE advisory committee’s environmental seat. A list of organizations which have qualified to participate in the seat’s selection process—as well…

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The Price of Peace and Quiet

January 8, 2013

Hashing out the specifics of a possible noise ordinance, some members of the Escambia County Commission flinched upon hearing the $2,000-plus price tag for decibel readers. Not Commissioner Wilson Robertson, who said the investment would be…

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Looking Out for 4-H

January 4, 2013

Prior to approving the design contract for a planned 4-H center last night, the Escambia County Commission dug deep into the organization’s concerns pertaining to costs and the possibility of securing land for agricultural purposes. “I…